Netherlands came back to draw with Poland

After a 2–1 win with an entirely different team against Wales in Cardiff, Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal returned to the line-up after beating Belgium 4–1 in Brussels on 3 June. There were only two exceptions: captain Virgil van Dijk was replaced by Stefan de Verge, while goalkeeper Jasper Silesen was not fit enough to start, meaning Mark Flecken earned his second consecutive cap.

Poland was without star striker Robert Lewandowski, who was rested by coach Zesaw Michniewicz ahead of the home game against Belgium in Warsaw on Tuesday. With Lewandowski in the stands, Piotr Zielinski and Krzysztof Piatek started for Poland, reports Xinhua news agency.

The home team took the initiative and created some opportunities through Davy Klaasen, Memphis Depay and Steven Burgess, but it was Poland who did nothing, as Aston Villa right-back Matty Cash surprised Flecken with a shot into the far corner. done.

The goal gave Poland more confidence and posed hardly any threat to the Polish defense in the remaining half of the Netherlands.

Four minutes into the second half, Przemysaw Frankowski broke from the right and assisted Piotr Zielinski for Poland’s second goal.

In the 51st minute, Davy Klaasen pulled a back for the Netherlands by tapping home from close range with a cross from a daily blind, and just three minutes later right-back Denzel Dumfries’ shot went into the far corner to make it 2–2. Gone.

Both teams had chances as they entered the final quarter. A Depay shot was saved by Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski, but VAR saw a handball by Cash and the Netherlands were awarded a penalty.

Dutch captain Depay takes a penalty but fails to hit the post. The Dutch continued to attack, and a minute later Depay’s header was brilliantly saved by Skorpsky.

The Netherlands thus still lead Group 4 in League A of the Nations League with seven points from three matches. Belgium, which drew 1-1 in Wales, are second with four points, Poland is third with four points, and Wales is fourth with one point.

On Tuesday, the Netherlands will play Wales, while Poland will take on Belgium.

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